wait for the other shoe to drop
To await an event that is expected to happen, due to being causally linked to another event that has already been observed.
A common experience of tenement living in apartment-style housing in New York City, and other large cities, during the manufacturing boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Apartments were built, similar in design, with the bedrooms located directly above and underneath one another. Thus, it was normal to hear a neighbor removing their shoes in the apartment above. As one shoe made a sound hitting the floor, the expectation for the other shoe to make a similar disturbance was created.
„It hurt, a little (maybe even more than a little), to lie to him. "I don't know,” I said. „Maybe I'm just wiating for the other shoe to drop. You know? What's the point of getting riled up over something that's not going to last?”